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There was a moment when Dal hesitated about saying something too. Kinda like it was something he wasn't supposed to say
(10-21-2015, 07:19 AM)crazyfamily Wrote: [ -> ]Someone is hawking T-Shirts at hoD with Forrest's permission. Tony Dokoupil wrote his father's biography following his brush with Forrest and TTOTC. I think Forrest wants everyone to profit from this thing. He's commented on a few "how I didn't find Fenn's treasure" books like Ritt's. Forrest knew in advance that he would be asked about the Briggs solution. He had the opportunity to be snarky and instead helps promote a book that doesn't solve the poem. Brilliant.

I think he also doesn't mind the idea of more European searchers one little bit.
WOW! This post is up to 4,000 hits.... The Brits are popular!! Amazing how debate fuels the fire...

Bet

I just can't believe the arrogance of the White Knight....he interprets Fenn's comment of, some of it, maybe, to saying he has solved 95% of this thing. I think he got some things right, but 95% , no way. He is asking someone to go look in the Shoshone National Forrest in late October or early November....They will be filming this, too. Only individuals who have purchased his e-book need apply to go on this wild goose chase.

Larsonist

I think Briggs is a little surprised at the big ho-hum his arrival here is producing. He obviously hasn't read previous braggarts' (and some non-braggarts') solutions to the poem, and the ensuing laughter they inspired.

A bonafide solution will be brief, concise, and to the point. The fact that he's going to Yellowstone/Montana tells me everything I need to know about Andrew Briggs. Mr. Magic told me the same things without ever uttering a clue. It must be the British approach to the dumb ol' Americans. None of us can puzzle our way out of a knock-knock joke.


Ten people who don't pay $10.00 for his solution equals zero dollars profit. The same ten people who would pay one dollar apiece equals $10.00 profit. This is how capitalism works. I'm pretty sure it works the same in his country.
You could tell him this but I'm also pretty sure he'd find something in that model to argue with.
IMHO F designed the chase to be solved by someone like himself or who can think like himself.

I don't think being super smart or an engineer like Briggs is going to help too much in that regard.

The average American has a better chance of solving this simply because they are located closer, can search more and they are more likely to think of a simpler solution rather than an over-engineered one.

I would be very surprised if a foreigner found the chest (well maybe except a Canadian)
No he doesnt mind people making money. Thats why he hid a treasure for us all to find. So far, its still out there. I will wait to buy a book from the person who finds it. Smile

le Chef

(10-21-2015, 02:00 PM)Larsonist Wrote: [ -> ]I think Briggs is a little surprised at the big ho-hum his arrival here is producing. He obviously hasn't read previous braggarts' (and some non-braggarts') solutions to the poem, and the ensuing laughter they inspired.

A bonafide solution will be brief, concise, and to the point. The fact that he's going to Yellowstone/Montana tells me everything I need to know about Andrew Briggs. Mr. Magic told me the same things without ever uttering a clue. It must be the British approach to the dumb ol' Americans. None of us can puzzle our way out of a knock-knock joke.


Ten people who don't pay $10.00 for his solution equals zero dollars profit. The same ten people who would pay one dollar apiece equals $10.00 profit. This is how capitalism works. I'm pretty sure it works the same in his country.
You could tell him this but I'm also pretty sure he'd find something in that model to argue with.

I think you have a chip on your shoulder.
No-one British has mentioned dumb americans (as far as I can tell), only Americans have. People are just contributing as they see fit.
Just Saying.

And for what its worth, I do agree the Briggs solve is very incorrect.
Actually it’s very correct.

Many people believe that only two clues from the poem have been solved and that four US States are still ‘in the game’.

I’m confident of all nine clues, all nine answers, the decryption basis and method, one National Forest in one US State, the right starting co-ordinates, the right geographical directions up to a lake.

What I’m unsure about is the geographical directions after this lake.

So I've said this equates to a percentage figure remaining to be solved of ~ 5% of the total.
(10-22-2015, 02:38 PM)The White Knight Wrote: [ -> ]Actually it’s very correct.

Many people believe that only two clues from the poem have been solved and that four US States are still ‘in the game’.

I’m confident of all nine clues, all nine answers, the decryption basis and method, one National Forest in one US State, the right starting co-ordinates, the right geographical directions up to a lake.

What I’m unsure about is the geographical directions after this lake.

So I've said this equates to a percentage figure remaining to be solved of ~ 5% of the total.

And we're going to have to put up with this nonsense until when? There are flights to America everyday you know? SEARCH or SHUT UP!
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